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2018 German Open Grand Prix Gold

Discussion in '2018 Tournaments' started by Nine Tailed Fox, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Nine Tailed Fox

    Nine Tailed Fox Regular Member

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    Star Entries
    : Lin Dan , Son Wan Ho, Kento Momota, Jan O Jorgensen, Chou Tien Chen, Shi Yuqi , Lee Hyun Il, Akane Yamaguchi, Sung Ji Hyun, Nozomi Okuhara, Chen Yufei, Kirsty Gilmour and Beiwen Zhang (United States of America).

    Famous Qualification Matches
    Kento Momota vs Fabian Roth Q Match Rd1
    Kento Momota vs *Vladmir Malkov Q Match Rd 2

    Historic Round 1 Matches
    Lin Dan vs Jan O Jorgensen
    Son Wan Ho vs Kenta Nishimoto
    Kento Momota vs Anthony Ginting
    Anders Antonsen vs Ng Ka Long Angus
    Jonathan Christie vs B Sai Praneeth
    Brice Leverdez vs Hans Vittinghus
    Lee Hyun Il vs Khosit Phet.

    Other Significant Matches
    Aya Ohori vs Michelle Li
    Nozomi Okuhara vs Cheung Ngan Yi
    Gao Fangjie vs Beatriz Corales
    Chen Yufei vs Sonia Cheah
    Sung Hyun Ji vs Fitrani x2

    Mohammad Ahsan/ Hendra Setiawan vs The Olympic Bronze Medalists


    It's from :
    6 to 11 March

    Do we have a Tournament Software link? : https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=42A5647B-467F-47A1-88EB-53B7580C6EBA


    Do we have a Fun Fact ? Lin Dan (China), the number two seed, has won more German Open titles (6) than the entire entry list of MS combined (4)

    What time will matches start ?
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    Is there a reason to be excited about German Open? :
    German Open will provide a good insight of the form and physical condition of big stars before we head into the most important Non-major tournament of the year - YONEX ALL ENGLAND OPEN.




     
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  2. Sundis

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    I hope LD can win his R1 match

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  3. stanleyfm

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    This GPG is attended by more stars than India SS last month
    Nice work in scheduling, BWF :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Nine Tailed Fox

    Nine Tailed Fox Regular Member

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    I liked your post.
     
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  5. CantSmashThis

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    German Open will also be the 1st tournament featuring the new service rules.
     
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  6. SolsticeOfLight

    SolsticeOfLight Regular Member

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    Eh? I thought it was being premiered at the All England...
    I assume players have been practicing already though.
     
  7. indrg

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    Let’s see how many players are withdrawing early


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  8. CantSmashThis

    CantSmashThis Regular Member

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    I thought so too. But BWF sent out a memo stating it will be German Open.

    The main deadline for withdrawal has passed, I don't think many more will withdraw. For the most part, very few of the Main round players have withdrawn so far.
     
  9. Master

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    Is it a Super 300 tournament?
    No. It is Grand Prix Gold
    Is there any poster?
    Sure...

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    How about promotional video?

    Pardon me, I forget about that.
     
  10. It'sMeMeMe

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    errrr how about swiss open?
     
  11. Cheung

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    Welcome to create another thread on that
     
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    Total prize-money : US$150,000

    DRAW (Excel format) : https://bwfextranet.com/docs/events...AW _Updated Tuesday, 13th February 2018_.XLSX

    2017 WINNERS => https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/...0C95A0-5886-44BA-A773-260A5EC078D6&d=20170305

    MS - Chou Tien Chen (TPE)
    WS - Akane Yamaguchi (JPN)
    MD - Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DEN)
    WD - Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (JPN)
    XD - Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui (CHN)


    Tournament website : http://www.german-open-badminton.de/en/home.html

    GER time : https://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=17907&forma=Find Time

    LIVE TV Coverage : Semifinal (10th March) & Final (11th March)

    German Open is usually attract many top 10 players including this year edition, thanks to its favourable schedule, one week prior to the much anticipated tournament All England.

    Men's singles discipline first round offers some intriguing matches, the most notable is six time winner Lin Dan against the come back Danish ace Jan O Jorgensen. Also the predicted qualifier Kento Momota, the Japanese star will take on current Indonesian number one Anthony Ginting who knocked out the Olympic Champion Chen Long in back to back BWF World Tour 500 tournaments last month. Most of 8 seeded players will find tricky test to pass opening round. Defending champion Chou Tien Chen and his junior compatriot, last year beaten finalist, Wang Tzu Wei have resilient opponents, Jeon Hyeok Jin and Qiao Bin respectively, both of them stole the limelight in just concluded BATC.

    Japan A-listers dominate WS department, their major challenge will coming from China youngsters, Sung Ji Hyun and newly-crowned India Open 500 champion Zhang Beiwen. Top-seed Yamaguchi have same half of draw with World Champion Nozomi Okuhara, the latter possibly would face Chinese rising star Gao Fangjie at last sixteen. At bottom-half of draw Chen Yufei and Sung JH have potential meeting in semifinal, Sung has complicated task in her path to last four, the well-improved Fitriani and Thailand Masters 300 winner Nitchaon Jindapol.

    Japan, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Denmark pairs are among MD title contenders. Kamura/Sonoda are drawn with Alfian/Ardianto, Taiwanese duo Lee JH/Lee Y, last year winner Astrup/Rasmussen and former World Champion, Ahsan/Setiawan. On the opposite draw comprises Conrad/Kolding, two Chinese Taipei combinations Chen HL/Wang CL, Lu CY/Yang PH also Japan number two, Inoue/Kaneko.

    Who will deny Japanese ladies top WD podium? Reigning World Champion, Chen QC/Jia YF are the best bet to take challenge to balance JPN supremacy, this young pair will be tested first by Korean experimenting combination Chang YN/Kim HR. The Olympic Champion Matsutomo/Takahashi have defending champion Fukushima/Hirota as their biggest stumbling block to cruise into final round here, their fellow countrywomen, Dubai SS Finals champion Tanaka/Yonemoto are projected to face Korean reunited duo Lee SH/Shin SC in quarterfinal.

    The world number five, Tang CM/Tse YS lead seeding position, this HKG combination have good start in 2018, won MAS Masters 500 after being runner up in Dubai Finals. Malaysia have strong representatives here, no less than three pairs, Tan KM/Lai PJ, Goh SH/Shevon Lai and Rio silver medalists Chan PS/Goh LY. Two Korean pairs are slated to meet in last eight eight, Seo SJ/Kim HN and Sudirman Cup 2017 heroes Choi SG/Chae YJ.
     
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    Gabby Adcock shared the English team trying the new service rules with the measurement scales and all that. And man were they having trouble.
    To think about it, she already had problem serving what's gonna happen now :p
    Also , would be interesting to see how fair Ashwini, Matsutomo, Goh/Tan, Chirag Shetty etc perform.
     
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    To be honest, she could do with a fully reworked serve. Her current serve is all shades of rubbish at all technical levels, it's a wonder it ever worked.
     
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    Shorter players should have no problems this time though.
     
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    Ah, should be a nice warm up on what to come in All England.
    Lin Dan vs Jorgensen sounds interesting.
     
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    Any BCers in the hall? I'll be there (as a normal spectator) on Saturday and Sunday at the very least. Would be very nice to meet some of you in person.
     
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    I‘ll be there on friday :)
     
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    I'll be there from Tuesday to Sunday. Would be nice to meet you.
     
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    I will be there spiritually.
     
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